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Drafthouse Films Thriller Graceland Receives Official Release Date

The unpredictable Filipino thriller, ‘Graceland,’ has received an official theatrical and VOD release date from Drafthouse Films. The movie will open in select theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Austin on Friday, April 26, and will be available on VOD platforms on Thursday, March 28.

Drafthouse Films acquired the North American distribution rights to the movie after it had its world premiere at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The movie, which was written and directed by Ron Morales, received critical acclaim and an audience award while at the festival.

‘Graceland’ thrusts viewers into the corrupt underworld of the Philippines’ capital, and exposes a world of deceit, exploitation and depravity. It depicts a desperate man’s infinite moral compromises amidst a tale of kidnapping gone wrong. The film stars Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias and Dido De La Paz.

The movie follows Marlon Villar (Reyes), the chauffeur of Filipino politician Manuel Chango (Cobarrubias), whose car is ambushed when he drives his and the politician’s daughter home from school one afternoon. Desperate to save his daughter from the kidnapping at all costs, Marlon finds himself in a game of deceit and betrayal that causes him to compromise everything he believes in.

Download a free ‘Graceland’ soundtrack sampler, which was composed by Live Footage, below.

Watch the film’s official trailer below.

Check out the movie’s official poster below.

GraceLand Official Poster

Check out stills from ‘Graceland’ below.

Drafthouse Films Thriller Graceland Still

Drafthouse Films Thriller Graceland Receives Official Release Date

Drafthouse Films Thriller Graceland Receives Official Release Date

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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